Yes. People 17 and younger are eligible to receive all of our services as permitted by state and federal law. Costs are determined by the teenager’s income unless a parent or guardian is present.
Minors are always encouraged, but not required, to bring a parent or guardian when receiving care. Indiana Family Health Council encourages teens to speak openly with their parent/guardian about any activities that could potentially affect their health, including their sexual activities and healthcare choices.
All services and information shared during a visit are confidential and not shared with anyone, including a minor’s parent/guardian. However, the Indiana Family Health Council always encourages minors to talk to their parent/guardians about their healthcare choices and any activities that could affect their health.
Everything you share during your visit is private and confidential. The only exceptions are cases involving incest, abuse or rape of minors, which by law must be reported to the proper authorities. Positive test results for certain sexually transmitted infections must be reported to the state health department.
The first step is to come in to a Indiana Family Health Council funded clinic closest to you for a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant, clinic staff will help you find out if you are eligible for assistance programs and get you enrolled. Options counseling also is available. If you are not pregnant don’t want to start a family just yet, our staff can provide information on contraceptives.